Nov 16 2009
Tag Archive 'Quilling Tips'
Nov 03 2009
Oct 09 2009
Aug 31 2009
“Thanks for sharing your ideas. The rose pattern came just in time as I’m working on a wedding invitation and was looking for a fill in. I used a strip of variation paper (shaded from red to white and back to red) and it came out beautifully.”
Rick had matted a wedding picture of her husband’s greatniece who married Mr. Rose (hence the roses), along with the front and inside of their wedding invitation. She then quilled beautiful flower sprays to decorate the mat, duplicating the flowers used in the bridesmaids’ bouquets. She did a great job and I can only imagine how pleased the bride will be to receive such a loving reminder of her wedding day.
Rick took the pattern I provided and changed it by using the variegated paper (Fig 1). I think that it softened the rose and made it a better fit for her overall design. She used the rose pattern again in her floral spray at the bottom of her piece (Fig 2), but changed the center teardrop of the rose to a marquise and omitted the rose leaves.
You can read more about Rick Whitman, and see some beautiful photos of her quillwork, on Pat Caputo’s Whimsiquills blog.
Aug 24 2009
1. Tear Your Paper Ends
2. Coil Shaping Tricks
3. Hide Seams During Assembly
When gluing two loose coils together, try and turn the coils so that as one coil ends, the next one seems to begin, like an S-scroll only in two pieces (Fig 4).
Aug 11 2009
Like many markers on the market, when you first open one, you need to shake it and then press the tip down on some scrap paper so the color can fill the tip. Once the color flows, you are good to go.
After letting it dry for 30 minutes per the instructions, I heated it with the heat gun and it puffed — a lot (Fig. 2). While I didn’t like it enough to use it on my quilling, I found the effect very interesting and wanted to give it another try. I quilled another rose bud and applied the fabric paint, but this time I immediately patted it with a paper towel to remove any excess paint.
When I applied the heat gun, it didn’t puff nearly as much (Fig. 3). The instructions tell you not to rub it after the puff-up effect is achieved, but I just had to touch it and it does, indeed, feel very soft and velvety. I thought that this rose was worthy of finishing and made it into a card, just like I did with the plain one.
You’ll see in Fig. 4 that the top rose is plain for comparison. The middle rose has the puffy paint on, but it just didn’t do anything. Trying to be fair, I made another yellow rose and gave it go. In trying to get the paint to puff, you can see that I held the heat gun on the rose too long and burned the paper. Oops! I really don’t know if the problem is with the puffy paint marker or the user.
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